Educational Video Sites

RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and most without registration.

  • Alison
    Standards-based education material covering a broad range of subjects.
  • Amazon Education
    Amazon Inspire is a free service for the discovery of digital educational material.
  • Big Think
    Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields.
  • Brightstorm
    Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. Free math lessons.
  • CosmoLearning
    Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries.
  • Coursera
    Lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises.
  • EdX
    Courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web.
  • Funbrain
    Educational interactive content, with hundreds of free games, books, and videos.
  • FutureLearn
    Offers a diverse selection of courses from leading European universities.
  • GCFLearn
    Free online courses teaching basic life skills, technology, literacy, and math.
  • Howcast
    Professional and user-generated how-to videos.
  • Internet Archive
    Collection of more than two-hundred thousand free historical videos, many academic.
  • Khan Academy
    Self-paced learning with extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments. - Also see: Khan Academy Kids
    Professionally developed programming for K-12 classrooms by Annenberg Media.
  • Math TV
    Professional video lessons in mathematics. Covers basic math through calculus.
  • MIT Open Learning
    Lectures and course materials for students, teachers, and self-learners. - Also see: MIT on YouTube
  • NeoK12
    Aggregator of high-quality educational videos from around the Web.
  • NOVA
    Episodes on a range of science topics, including nature, biology, physics, space, and math.
  • Open Yale Courses
    Free access to a selection of introductory Yale courses.
  • OpenMD Medical Video Directory
    Guide to the best sources of free medical videos, including procedures, operations, and lectures.
  • OVO Video
    Video entries on an array of topics. Includes many video biographies.
  • PBS Kids
    PBS programs including Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, Daniel Tiger, Curious George, and more.
  • PBS Video
    Free videos from your favorite PBS programs, including NOVA and Frontline.
  • SchoolsWorld
    Engaging professional videos and practical resources for educator development.
  • Socratica
    Collection of high-quality videos covering math, science, and computer programming
  • Storyline Online
    Celebrities reading children's books alongside creatively-produced illustrations.
  • TeacherTube
    Online aggregator of educational videos.
  • TED
    Fascinating presentations by the world's leading thinkers and doers.
  • WatchKnowLearn
    Directory of over 50,000 free educational videos from around the web.
  • WonderHowTo
    Search engine and directory of free how-to videos.
  • YouTube Learning
    Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities. - Also see: YouTube Teachers, Talks@Google


  • BrainPop
    Provider of original, animated educational videos. Subscription required.
  • Futures Channel
    High quality multimedia content ideal for use in the classroom. Subscription required.
  • LinkedIn Learning
    Offers hundreds of professionally-produced courses on business and technology.
  • Master Class
    Classes for students of all skill levels taught by instructors considered to be best in their fields.
  • The Great Courses Plus
    Fascinating lectures by some of the world's greatest professors. Subscription required.
  • Udemy
    Extensive library of over 42,000 courses. Some lessons are available for free.

General Interest

  • Vimeo
    Upload, share, and explore user-generated videos.
  • YouTube
    World's largest video sharing platform, hosting millions of user-generated videos.